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    Fake Microsoft security updates circulate

    FAKE M$ Security Updates

    Source – ZDNet Security News
    Read more here >>> http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5660042.html
    Fake Microsoft security updates circulate
    By Dawn Kawamoto, CNET News.com
    Published on ZDNet News: April 8, 2005, 7:40 AM PT

    An e-mail campaign designed to lure people to a bogus Microsoft Web site is making the rounds as part of an attempt to install a Trojan horse, antivirus company Sophos said Friday…

    …But should unsuspecting users download the bogus patches, they will infect their computers with the Troj/DSNX-05 Trojan horse, according to Sophos. That, in turn, will let the attackers remotely take control of the infected PC…

    …Microsoft has posted a notice on its site saying that on Tuesday it will issue some critical patches for Windows, Office, MSN Messenger and Exchange…
    - Another tricky way to spread BAD HORSE.

    If you want to see if an update is real, you need to go to the real Microsoft Web site and check there."
    - Either rely on AUTOMATIC UPDATE or visit M$’s web site.


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    Oh far out..

    I was only jokeing that there wasnt this sort of Phish method.. I know swen and varients sent an email pertaining to have a MS patch attached..

    dunno why it hasent been done sooner..(unless of course I have had my head so far up some pc's rear end to have read about it)

    Well the warning is still:

    MS, Norton, McAfee don't email customers Patches
    IF you recieve an email from your bank (now MS, Norton, McAfee) sending you to a site to fix what ever problem..DON'T click the link instead use your normal Bookmarked/favourites Link..
    .. Strangers dont email love letters Virus's do...
    .. Be Very very suspicious of any attachment you recieve via email.. Save to HDD then scan with your freshly updated anti-virus prog. BEFORE you bother to open the attachment files..
    ... IF your useing Outlook or outlook express (some just have to) TURN OFF THE PREVIEW OPTION..

    (don't know how to change settings mentioned..please ASK)
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    They know

    One matter that I had observed with these virus/trojan writers, THEY KNOW WHEN THE PARTY GET STARTED or at least they know when to move in advance. Since the Security Update of M$ will be released later this week, this move of fooling users to get the update in advance could really fool some if they are (again) not aware of such scam (even in SECURITY UPDATES).

    TRICKY, BOGUS, FAKE, whatever we can call it, things like this still FOOL some people who are prone to CLICK-FIRST-ASK-LATER-WTF-HAVE-I-DONE (always excited about e-mails). Not to mentione some will really forward such WRONG info to friends. LoLz.

    So, what could we do, SPREADING THE WAYS on how to prevent and avoid it.

    On a side note, whenever I received some BOGUS e-mail from a friend, I bother replying to them that "IT IS NOT TRUE", "REASEARCH MORE", or EVEN SEND THEM VALID LINK FOR REAL INFO ABOUT THE SUBJECT (Most of the time I use various AV's website as resource of the FACTS) ETC ETC. just to keep them away from FORWARDING SUCH WRONG INFO. Sometimes, I am getting tired of it reminding them over and over again.


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    Scratch.

    Tell them what I tell my friends and family: Microsoft is NOT that service oriented to send an email updating you on the latest fix.
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    Originally posted here by MsMittens
    Scratch.

    Tell them what I tell my friends and family: Microsoft is NOT that service oriented to send an email updating you on the latest fix.
    -LoLz! If you are a premium member, I guess they will do everything to please you as a customer (just a thought ).

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    And how many of your friends and family are "premium" members?
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    I believe that everyone have to be extremely skeptical about the content of unknown-senders email.

    Oh! I still know people that can't resist the seduction of email that have enticing subjects.. they just open it and follow the links....
    For those who can't hold themselves back from opening email.. and open them pleasuerly.... I always tell them to never open such email on sensitive-data computer... just open it on a secondry computer without any admin privileges.....

    For Outlook and outlook express.... I usually use them to read emails in the Plain-text mode... this is better, I believe.

    I think Und3ertak3r has it died on.... nice notices mate!

    And how many of your friends and family are "premium" members?
    MS Premium members, is there any???? I think now onw could reach this level but Bill..... lol

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    SUPPORT

    And how many of your friends and family are "premium" members?
    - No friends and families. But my previous company back in the Philippines really receives updated support on the products (including SECURITY/TECHNICAL ISSUES AND UPDATES) that had been purchased (MS Win2000 Server/Pro and SQL 2000).

    MS Premium members, is there any???? I think now onw could reach this level but Bill..... lol
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